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Burma: Cyclone updated top news (23 May 2008)

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Referendum in Burma disaster zone

Radio Netherlands –
By our editorial staff One would think that the last thing the survivors of Cyclone Nargis which struck Burma on the first week of May would have on their minds is a referendum.


Peninsula On-line

Junta says it will allow all aid workers into Myanmar

International Herald Tribune –
By Seth Mydans BANGKOK: Myanmar’s military junta promised Friday to allow into the country “all aid workers” of any nationality, after three weeks of blocking assistance to cyclone victims, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, announced.
UN chief: Myanmar will take relief aid The Associated Press
NEWSMAKER-Senior General Than Shwe, the “old man” of Myanmar Reuters
CNN InternationalBloombergAljazeera.netABC News
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The Southern Ledger

UN says it is ready to step up Myanmar aid

The Associated Press –
GENEVA (AP) – Aid agencies say they are ready to step up relief to cyclone victims in Myanmar following the announcement of new openness by the country.
France to seek UN resolution on aid deliveries if Myanmar doesn’t … International Herald Tribune
Aid agencies up pressure as UN chief visits Myanmar Hindustan Times
PRESS TVThe Associated Press
all 158 news articles »


All American Patriots (press release)


Agenzia Giornalistica Italia –
(AGI) – Naypydaw (Burma), 23rd May – Having arrived yesterday in Naypydaw – the village in the midst of the dense Burmese jungle which has replaced Yangon (formerly Rangoon) as capital of the Asian state, Ban Ki-moon was at last officially greeted by …
Commentary: How the world is failing Burma Democratic Voice of Burma
Burmese Aid Request Stirs Concerns Washington Post
ChristianTodayBury Free PressBelfast TelegraphThe Age
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Peninsula On-line

NEWSMAKER-Senior General Than Shwe, the “old man” of Myanmar

Reuters –
YANGON, May 23 (Reuters) – A deal between the United Nations and Myanmar to allow foreign aid workers into the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy delta looks like a rare concession from the junta’s top general — if it proves to be true.
NEW: UN chief: All aid workers will be allowed into Myanmar CNN International
Myanmar Junta Drops Ban on Cyclone Relief Workers (Update2) Bloomberg
Aljazeera.netThe Associated PressCNNMonsters and
all 4,134 news articles »



Thai ties bind Myanmar cyclone relief

Asia Times Online –
By Brian McCartan CHIANG MAI, Thailand – As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bids to play a front-line role in the relief efforts in cyclone-hit Myanmar, members’ respective bilateral policies towards the military regime promise to
UN chief tours two cyclone-hit areas in Myanmar Xinhua
ASEAN chief pushes for transparency ahead of donors’ conference International Herald Tribune
People’s Daily OnlineBangkok PostXinhuaXinhua
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National soccer team to resume training next month in cyclone-hit

Xinhua –
YANGON, May 23 (Xinhua) — Myanmar national soccer team will be camped next month to resume training for the forthcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup in India in July after the suspension of it due to deadly cyclone Nargis early
ASEAN, Indonesia and Myanmar Forcing help on Myanmar Economist
Myanmar junta stance on foreign aid a crime – monks Reuters
AFPHindustan TimesReliefWeb (press release)Xinhua
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Nation Multimedia

Burma is a brutal military regime, not a socialist one

Ottawa Citizen –
In a 1988 coup, Burma’s current military dictatorship replaced the previous Burmese Socialist Programme Party government, whose slogan, the “Burmese Road to Socialism,” Mr.
Hollywood celebrities urge human rights in Myanmar Los Angeles Times
Myanmar military rulers cannot extend Suu Kyi’s arrest: lawyer AFP
Bangkok PostHindustan TimesForbesRTT News
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lights incense at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon May 22, 2008, before going to view conditions in areas damaged by Cyclone Nargis. (Stan Honda/Pool/Reuters)

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Junta agreement opens door to more Myanmar aid

Reuters – NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta agreed on Friday to admit cyclone aid workers “regardless of nationalities” to the hardest-hit Irrawaddy Delta, a breakthrough for delivering help to survivors, U.N. officials said.

AP –

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

May 23, 2008 at 1:46 pm

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